Coastal Engineering: Tsunami (RV-6391)
This 1-hour interactive online course covers the fundamentals of tsunami - possibly the largest potential natural disasters of our coastlines. Tsunami are generated by underwater disturbances such as earthquakes, landslides and volcanic activity as well as land based landslides and meteorites. With speeds that may be in excess of 450 miles per hour, they can travel entire oceans in a day. While only a few feet high while in deep water, when they reach coastal waters these waves may rise to 10 ft or even a 100 feet high. Since 1945 more people have been killed as a result of tsunami than as a direct result of earthquake's ground-shaking.
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
At the conclusion of this course, you will:
•Understand how tsunami are formed
•Understand how tsunami travel through the world's oceans
•Know the current status of our tsunami warning systems
•Know the historic damage tsunami have caused
•Understand the potential for tsunami damage is not a matter of if - but rather when
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